One County Commission, School Board vacancies filled

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One commission seat remains vacant

By The Staff

TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed Marsha Drew, vice mayor of Yankeetown, to an interim term on the Levy County Board of Commissioners and Bronson insurance agency owner Cameron Asbell to a vacant seat on the Levy County School Board.

Drew will fill the vacancy created by the suspension of commission Chair William Samuel Yearty in District 3 and will serve during his suspension. Yearty and fellow Commissioner Tony Parker were suspended from office by the governor in November after being indicted on federal charges.

Parker's seat remains vacant. Interviews with candidates for that seat were held this week at the capital.

In addition, Crist appointed Cameron Asbell to the Levy County School Board. Asbell replaces Billy Morrison, who resigned after he was arrested in Gainesville.

Drew, 58, of Yankeetown, is a self-employed event planner. She has served on the Yankeetown Town Council as vice mayor and is also a member of the Chamber of  Commerce of Inglis and Yankeetown.

Asbell, 40, is the owner of Cameron Asbell Insurance Agency. Asbell served 13 years on the Bronson Town Council as both mayor and vice-mayor. He has also been a municipal representative to the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council of Levy County.

In recent years, Asbell has been involved with the Bronson Chamber of Commerce, the Bronson High School Advisory Council, and the Bronson High School Athletic Booster Club.